The serene waters of Lake Mohave are amid the same national park area as Lake Mead, but this gem has its own mysterious appeal and unique beauty. These clear blue waters and the ancient Indian petroglyphs along the shoreline draw in visitors from around the globe, and there’s no better way to navigate the lake and see it all than with a houseboat rental. However, before you book your trip launching from Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina, we offer you four small yet important tips for a successful Bon Voyage.
1. Age Requirements for Houseboat Rentals
At Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina, the minimum age to rent a houseboat is 21 years old. It’s important to keep in mind that only individuals whose names are on the rental agreement can operate the boat. Any accidents or injuries that occur without a licensed and authorized operator will not be covered under insurance policies whether they are through the rental agency or private insurance.
2. Make Advanced Reservations
Getting the houseboat you want and when you want it requires advanced reservations. For Lake Mohave, particularly during peak seasons like spring and summer, it’s best to book a rental 9-12 months in advance. If dates are flexible, about six months is adequate. However, for last minute bookings, contact Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina to ask about last minute specials and availability.
3. Additional Costs in Renting a Houseboat
Renting a houseboat is similar to renting a car in that you need to return the vessel with a full gas tank or pay the difference upon returning it to do so. Keep in mind that tooling around Lake Mohave on a houseboat can run from $50-$150 per day depending on how far you travel. A deposit will be required when picking up the houseboat, and this fee will be deducted if the craft is returned in good condition and filled with fuel. Also, there are quite a few liabilities when operating any sea vessel, so you’ll have to sign a waiver that makes you responsible for damage to the craft and any onboard passengers.
4. No Experience Boating, No Problem on Lake Mohave
Before you take your journey, you will have the option to be guided by a pro concerning how to operate the vessel. Navigating a houseboat is very different from operating a small boat and other watercraft, but newcomers are always welcome.
The Vacation of a Lifetime…It’s Yours Now
If you want to have the houseboat vacation of your dreams, contact Cottonwood Cove Resort today, and let us make your vision a reality.